Sayur Kare is an authentic Balinese dish that’s fragrant, delicious and a little spicy. It takes just 25 minutes to make, plus it's soy-free, gluten-free and vegan! You can also switch up the vegetables or add tofu or temper for extra protein.
- 5 tbsp Bumbu Bali
- 200g potato - peeled and cut into equal, bite-sized chunks
- 200g green beans - topped and tailed, cut into 2” pieces
- 200g carrots - cut into slices
- 200g broccoli - cut into small florets
- 3 curry leaves (or salam leaves if you have them)
- 3 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 lemongrass - bashed and tied
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp salt
- Put the Bumbu Bali (spice paste) in a wok without oil and fry for 30 seconds.
- Once the paste is hot and fragrant, add the salam leaves, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass to the pan with the paste. Fry for another 30 seconds.
- Pop the potato in and stir well.
- Pour the water into the pan, and bring up to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes to cook the potatoes.
- Check the potato by pricking with a fork. It should be starting to soften, but not completely cooked. If it’s still hard give it a few more minutes.
- Next add the the coconut milk and bring back up to simmering.
- Add the rest of the vegetables and simmer for 3-5 more minutes. After 5 minutes the vegetables should be hot, yet crunchy and the potatoes should be cooked through. Season with the salt, stir and serve.
- If you would like more sauce, add in another half cup of coconut milk. It won’t dilute the flavour as the spice paste is so flavourful.
- This curry can be made a few hours ahead. We’d recommend cooking up until step 6 and then adding the remaining vegetables and heating everything through just before serving.
- This curry can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Feel free to mix up the vegetables. Other vegetables that work well include: courgette (zucchini), mushrooms, cauliflower, peas and peppers. You can also add tofu or tempe to increase the protein content of this meal.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove-top
- Cuisine: Indonesian
Keywords: Sayur Kare, Balinese vegetable curry